Production Status and Relevance of Anchote (Coccinia Abyssinica (Lam.) in Ethiopia: A Review


A review was undertaken to obtain the related research results and facts on the production status and relevance of Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.)) in Ethiopia with the aim of delivering the synthesized and summarized information to the beneficiaries. Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.) belongs to the family cucurbitaceae is indigenous to Ethiopia. It is grown for its edible root tuber and leafy vegetables in western and south western parts of Ethiopia. The most economical part of Anchote is the tuberous root with diversified potentials of food, animal feed, medicinal and starch production, that will contribute towards food security, income generation, and resource base conservation. According to the existing tradition, the suitable production area of Anchote is believed to be the home garden which strategically reduces the burden for women who are actively engaged in the cultivation of Anchote. An improved understanding of the production, utilization, and estimated future economic importance of these crops has potentially far-reaching implication in research and development areas at both the international and, national levels.

Citation: Gudeta A. (2022) Production Status and Relevance of Anchote (Coccinia Abyssinica (Lam.) in Ethiopia: A Review, International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies, Vol.9, No.4, pp.20-27


Keywords: Anchote, Benefits, Coccinia abyssinica, Production


Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 20-27 (Download PDF)

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